Women across Waveney pound the streets to prepare for London Moon Walk

The Sole Bay Ladies netball team is taking part in the London Moon Walk for breast cancer charities

The Sole Bay Ladies netball team is taking part in the London Moon Walk for breast cancer charities - Credit: Archant

Women from Southwold, Reydon and Lowestoft have been pounding the pavements to prepare for a night-time charity challenge.

A team of nurses from East Coast Community Healthcare are taking part in the London Moon Walk to rai

A team of nurses from East Coast Community Healthcare are taking part in the London Moon Walk to raise funds for breast cancer charities. - Credit: Archant

Team Southwold Hospital and the Sole Bay Ladies netball team are taking part in the London Moon Walk tomorrow to raise funds for breast cancer care and research.

The event is organised by Walk the Walk, a grant-giving charity that raises money for breast cancer causes and encourages people to become fitter and healthier.

It will see 15,000 women power walking a marathon or half-marathon through London, all wearing decorated bras to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Team Southwold Hospital is made up of 10 nurses, who have been training since January to get ready for the challenge of walking 26.2 miles around the capital.


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They have already raised £1,000 and hope to collect more.

Jill Beecher, team member, said: 'We started training back in January, mostly walking in wind and rain. It's been hard but fun and it's nice to think that the money we raise will go to such a worthy cause. People have been very generous.

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Hayley Cuffe, who put the team together, said: 'We wanted to do it for the fun and the challenge but mainly because you never know, the money we raise may help save one of our lives or the life of one of our children.'

The Sole Bay Ladies is made up of eight women.

A spokesman for the team said: 'We love to play netball, but we also love a challenge and the Moon Walk appealed again this year.

'We have all been touched either personally or through close friends or family with this horrible cancer which affects many women young and old, and we want to make a difference.'

?Visit www.moonwalklondon2014.everydayhero.com/uk/team-southwold-hospital-2 to sponsor Team Southwold Hospital.

?Visit www.moonwalklondon2014.everydayhero.com/uk/solebay-ladies to pledge your support to the Sole Bay Ladies.

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